Patricia Piccinini is known all around the world for her “mutation” of the hyperrealist human, or you may say, anthropomorphized forms that are inspired by her research about tissue engineering.
Using foam, silicon, paints and human hair the sculptures look so real that it’s even strange to face them. You will always ask yourself “Is it really a sculpture, or its a quite person with some abnormalities?”. This combination from the realism and the hybrid anatomical world gives it a touch of some weird and sort of tragic and amazing at the same time ambience.
“Is the frontier that separates the natural from the artificial really clear? Apparently so, although for Patricia Piccinini the limits between one and the other are ever more permeable. The strange world that she creates, although we may findthis difficult to accept, resides very close to our daily reality. Her incredible creations, which appear to be taken from a science-fictional film, refer us directly to life as it is in today’s 21stCentury.” (Laura Fernandez Orgaz in interview with Patricia)
But she is not only about mutant humans, you will love the mutations of vespas that she did, that almost like a love story they come in pairs always in some romantic like gestures.
You can check out this video below from the “Once Upon a Time…” exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and hear her telling about the story behind her work.
Her exhibitions have been all around the world and she no stranger to big galleries like the ARTER in istanbul, or the Haunch of Venision… and many others, I could really spend a entire day counting all the exhibitions that she had already.
See more Hyperrealistic sculptures HERE!
You can check her website and be amazed by some great works, and also check her calendar to see if she will be around you soon. I really suggest you to go and see it live. For now she is in the UK ( at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange ) the USA ( at the Haunch of Venison New York ) and in Australia (at the Heide Museum of Modern Art ).
Meet more of Patricia Piccinini works HERE!